October, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Pick a Perfect Pumpkin

National News

Whether for fall decorating, delicious pies, or Halloween Jack-'o-lanterns, October is pumpkin time. If you're growing your own, how do you know when your pumpkin is ready to pick? And if you're...

2013 American Garden Award

All-America Selections has announced the winners of this year's American Garden Award, now in its fifth year. The 2013 American Garden Award featured four new flower varieties chosen by their...

Coping with the Emerald Ash Borer

The emerald ash borer (EAB) is a small insect that is causing some big problems. Accidentally introduced into the U.S., this Asian native is thought to have arrived in wooden packing materials...

The Impact of Climate Change on Colorful Fall Foliage

New England hillsides are beginning to blaze up in their much-anticipated seasonal display of reds, oranges, yellows. Unfortunately in the Northeast and other parts of the country, this autumnal...

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In the Garden


Beyond Mums

Most of us recognize the burnished coppers and golds of mums and appreciate their updated pinks and purples, the bright daisy look-alikes, and the strong reds assembled in dazzling displays at the garden shop, farm stand, or hardware store. But fall...
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Shows & Events

Evening with Amy Stewart Enjoy an evening with Amy Stewart and her newest best-seller The Drunken Botanist: The Plants...

Tool or Gardening Product

Mailbox Tool Niche How often have you walked to the far corner of your garden -- only to realize you've left gloves...
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Regional Reminders

  • Build a Thicket
  • Plant Pansies
  • Make Leaf Mold Compost
  • Plant Spring Bulbs
  • Test Soil

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